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The changes for this school year

Back in January I wrote a blog post about Zach starting school. Then Covid hit! Thankfully he was able to start school in a relatively normal way and probably doesn’t appreciate the many differences to how Matthew and Anya first experienced school. Pick up and drop off chats: I am not a big fan of […]

Farewell to the 2019-2020 school year

How little we could have imagine back in September 2019 how much life would change just 6 months later. Matthew and Anya said goodbye to their teachers and friends on 20th March 2020 and I expected them back after 6 weeks: that was the expectation amongst staff in the schools I work in. No one […]

Thankfulness in lockdown and the sad return of…

Sorry to be all “bah humbug” but there are actually some things that I am grateful for during lockdown and am DREADING resuming once lockdown ends. So to get started… Kids parties, soft play and playgrounds: ahhh the pressure to have fun! Manky soft play and the germs, outdoor playgrounds that are too hot or […]

Don’t panic! How to conduct home learning

These are uncertain times. No one has any idea how long self isolating and social distancing will be necessary. Some say weeks, others months. The important thing to note is that we need to encourage home learning, not begin home schooling. We should be supporting our children with their learning, not trying to teach them. […]